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Ersan Ilyasova | Forward

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 235
College: None
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Ersan Ilyasova missed all seven shots from the field against the Bucks on Monday, adding three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block.
Ghostface Ilya was more ghost than anything tonight. He continues one of the bumpiest rides of any player this season with alternating good and bad games in his last seven. Here's his scoring output in his last seven with the most recent game first: Zero, 18, six, 20, six, 20 and eight. He's worth holding in standard leagues, but we certainly don't blame you if you don't want to deal with his roller coaster anymore. Nov 24 - 12:53 AM

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Ersan Ilyasova scored 18 points against the Wizards on Saturday with five rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

It's been a roller coaster for Ilyasova all season. Here is his scoring output for his last six with tonight starting it off: 18, six, 20, six, 20, and 8. Ghostface Ilya will be a wildflower, but his fantasy owners can just hang in there.
Nov 21 - 11:03 PM

Ersan Ilyasova played just 19 minutes against the Wolves on Friday with six points, one rebound, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

Even though this line isn't too bad, it seems like Ghostface Ilya's minutes are tied directly to how well Stanley Johnson plays. Johnson had a good game tonight, so Ilyasova saw his playing time take a dive. He's been very inconsistent in the past five seasons, but he's still worth owning unless there's a hot free agent out there.
Nov 20 - 11:41 PM

Ersan Ilyasova scored 20 points with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 29 minutes on Tuesday.

Ghostface Ilya has either had the stroke of death or has been hot like one of Apollo's kids. He's scored 20 points in two of his last three with a six-point stinker in between. The good news is that he's played 29 minutes in each of those three, so he appears to be safe right now. He's worth a look in all leagues as long as you're OK with the inconsistency.
Nov 18 - 12:29 AM

Ersan Ilyasova scored a season-high 20 points against the Clippers on Saturday, adding two rebounds, one block and three 3-pointers.

He started out 4-of-4 from the field in this game and cooled off a bit after that. Ilyasova's 29 minutes tonight were his most since Nov. 3 and he just had 17 minutes in each of his last two games. He will probably be closer to 20 minutes most nights. Unless he was already on your short list for pickups, you'll probably want to see him do it again on Sunday against the Lakers.
Nov 14 - 6:31 PM

Ersan Ilyasova's quiet start continued on Wednesday with eight points, two 3-pointers, two rebounds, one assist and one block in only 17 minutes of action.

He committed four fouls, which contributed to his low playing time, but Stan Van Gundy also said recently that he aims to limit Ersan to the 28-30 minute range. That's not ideal for fantasy purposes and impatient owners can be forgiven for cutting him loose.
Nov 12 - 1:12 AM

Ersan Ilyasova played just 17 minutes in Monday's loss to the Warriors, scoring four points with two boards and one assist.

Stan Van Gundy recently said that he is "concerned" about overplaying Ilyasova, so it looks like he is going to see a reduced workload moving forward. The 17 minutes are obviously a little alarming, but going up against Draymond Green is never easy and SVG decided to go with the rookie Stanley Johnson tonight. Things are not going well for Ilyasova, but he does have enough upside to warrant a hold in deeper leagues. Feel free to move on, though.
Nov 10 - 1:48 AM

Stan Van Gundy admitted that he's "concerned" with overplaying Ersan Ilyasova.

Ilyasova has played more than 30 minutes just twice this season and is averaging about 26.5 minutes per game by SVG's design. "He had a long summer," Van Gundy said. "I am somewhat conscious of not over-playing him needlessly. But I am trying to -- 26 might actually be a little low -- but I'd like to keep him around that 28 to 30 range, and not have him up in the mid- to upper-30s, and keep him fresh." Despite the Pistons' incendiary start, the veteran hasn't found his groove with averages of 8.3 points and 1.7 3-pointers on 40.4 percent shooting.
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Nov 9 - 9:27 AM

Ersan Ilyasova played 26 minutes on Sunday but finished with only six points, two 3-pointers, one rebound, four assists and one steal.

Ilyasova has two double-digit scoring games all season and he's been marginalized offensively, languishing at the 3-point line and attempting 7.7 shots per game. He has enough upside to be stashed in deep leagues, but most owners hunting for production could do better on the waiver wire.
Nov 8 - 11:48 PM

Ersan Ilyasova played just 21 minutes on Friday against the Suns, scoring six points on 2-of-6 shooting with four rebounds, one steal, one block and one trey.

Ilyasova isn't creating separation between he and his teammates so he's in his typical low-minute role once again. Without any history of big minutes, there's no reason to get hung up on any theoretic upside, so he's better off in 14-16 team leagues.
Nov 7 - 1:46 AM

Ersan Ilyasova hit just 5-of-13 shots for 12 points, four rebounds, a steal and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes on Tuesday.

The minutes have been there all season, but his production has been nothing to write home about. But as long as the minutes stay in the 30s, Ilyasova could turn it around and get hot at any moment. Hang onto him if you can, but it's also understandable if you need to drop him for a hot free agent in a smaller league.
Nov 3 - 10:18 PM

Ersan Ilyasova managed just two points on 1-of-5 shooting with five rebounds and no other stats in 22 minutes of action on Friday against the Bulls.

Ilyasova is less talented than Marcus Morris and if he's not on his game then Anthony Tolliver (30 minutes, 11 points, three treys) can give him a run for his money. His standing in fantasy leagues is fading fast and he's nothing more than a stash with the hopes he suddenly catches fire in Stan Van Gundy's 1-4 system. It's worth noting that he dinged his elbow up on Wednesday, and we'll let you know if that gives more credibility to this off-night.
Oct 31 - 1:08 AM

Ersan Ilyasova hurt an elbow while drawing an offensive foul on Wednesday, but he returned to finish with eight points, two 3-pointers, two boards, one assist and one steal.

He wore a protective sleeve over his elbow after returning. We'll keep an eye on him over the next few days but nothing suggests this will endanger his status for Friday's game vs. Chicago. Of greater concern is the fact that Ilyasova only played 22 minutes, but we'll chalk that up to a combination of his injury and some foul trouble.
Oct 28 - 11:37 PM

Ersan Ilyasova scored 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting on Tuesday, adding seven boards, three assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

Ilyasova got the start at power forward as expected and he didn't disappoint, and it's obvious that Stan Van Gundy has given him the green light from long range. We've seen this show before from Ilyasova, but all he really needs to do is to stay on the court because his durability has been a problem in recent years. If you spent a late-round pick on him, our guess is you're probably pretty happy with these numbers.
Oct 27 - 10:42 PM

Stan Van Gundy confirmed that Ersan Ilyasova and Marcus Morris will start on opening night.

This isn't that surprising and this lineup should help space the floor in order to give Andre Drummond some more space in the paint to operate. Ilyasova and Morris should be owned almost everywhere following this report, while rookie Stanley Johnson should still see enough minutes off the bench to make an impact in standard leagues.
Oct 25 - 12:25 PM

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PG1Reggie Jackson
2Steve Blake
3Brandon Jennings
4Spencer Dinwiddie
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Jodie Meeks
3Darrun Hilliard
SF1Marcus Morris
2Stanley Johnson
3Reggie Bullock
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2Anthony Tolliver
C1Andre Drummond
2Aron Baynes
3Joel Anthony